Video: The Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive Set A Nurburgring Record

With lap time of 7:56.234 minutes… Mercedes-AMG  sets a new record at the Nordschleife  for an electric car with it’s SLS Electric Drive


Daimler announced that the electric AMG super sports car mastered the legendary track in under 8 minutes. The SLS AMG Electric Drive circled the Nurburgring Nordschleife or north loop in a record time of 7:56.234.

“Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer which makes it possible to circle the Nordschleife in under eight minutes with an electrically powered series production vehicle,” said the automaker in a statement.

The car is the most powerful launched by the AMG division. The SLS AMG Electric Drive churns out 751 horsepower and has a top speed of 155 mph. It sprints from zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.


The Mercedes AMG electric car goes on sale this month in Germany at the U.S. equivalent of $552,552. There are no plans to sell the car in the U.S. It is the world’s most expensive EV.

Watch the fastest ever lap around Nurburgring Nordschleife  with an electric car


3 Comments Add yours

  1. SuperSwede says:

    It would’ve been of greater interest if they would’ve entered the N24h as Aston Martin did with the Rapide S. One lap, well what about driving it for at least a couple of hours.

    1. news4cars says:

      Probably at this pace SLS range is limited. So the 2 hour run is not possible… A hole different story is if an electric car can – or should be called – a sports car…? I would say that definitely NOT. But it is really hard to me not to call this SLS a sports car…

      1. SuperSwede says:

        I’m so with you on this. I also think that a bit of a range is by far more important than the lap time on the Nordschleife (over one lap) if they want to prove anything with this car.

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